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Cooler temperatures will be upon us now that September has arrived, and comfort foods will re-appear! If you are a lover of mac & cheese, we’ve got a festival for that here in NS! The Mac and Cheese Festival is coming up Sept.13-15th in downtown Halifax.


Reducing food waste and food packaging has been on my mind a lot recently. While in London, UK in late August, I noticed an ad in the tube, for a food sharing app, called Olio. The tag line in the ad was “When did sharing food become weirder than wasting it?” and “Share more. Waste less.”

A newly published book delves into this issue further. Urban Food Sharing: Rules, Tools and Networks, by Anna R. Davies, a professor of geography at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. The book, downloadable for free, is based on a global research project looking at food sharing initiatives. Out of 100 urban centres studied, London, UK and New York City, were the top 2. Shout-out to Vancouver, at 10th place! Toronto (32nd) and Montreal (45th), made it into the top 1/2 for number of initiatives in place.

Too bad they didn’t include Halifax, or Nova Scotia in their research! Found NS is a local food sharing organization. Check out the variety of food-sharing, waste-reducing programs they offer to businesses, individuals, and community groups!

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